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Re: The GPL means what you want it to mean

From: Alan Mackenzie
Subject: Re: The GPL means what you want it to mean
Date: Fri, 10 Apr 2009 21:27:51 +0000 (UTC)
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In gnu.misc.discuss Rjack <> wrote:

> Sigh. Since the GPL has never been reviewed by a court with proper
> jurisdiction, you're going to look for a loooooong time. Since you
> obviously don't understand what an "illegal" term means in general
> contract interpretation your quest is ultimately futile anyway.

Oh dear!  The GPL was recently upheld in its entirety in a German court.

Civil courts throughout the civilised world tend to uphold what is just.
There is every reason to believe that courts outside of Germany will
uphold the GPL too, since not to do so would constitue injustice.

> Sincerely,
> Rjack :)

Alan Mackenzie (Nuremberg, Germany).

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